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Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Leads Best Musical!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Backyard Renaissance

AUGUST: OSGAE COUNTY by Backyard Renaissance, which is playing through September 16th offers some breathtaking performances in this comedy-drama about the strong-willed Weston family who have all chosen paths away from each other until a family crisis brings them all back. 

Backyard Renaissance Closes Out Its Seventh Season With Its Next World Premiere

Over the last seven years, Backyard Renaissance (BYR) has proudly accepted the monikers 'edgy,' 'scrappy,' and 'gutsy,' all bequeathed by local media. Creative playing spaces, purposefully bad B-movie readings, a La Jolla Playhouse Residency, teeny-tiny musicals, a 5-camera filmed production and several world premieres have all been part of BYR's short but lively history.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLAS at Backyard Renaissance

STEEL MAGNOLIAS now playing through September 17th from Backyard  Renaissance at the 10th Ave Arts Center is funny and emotional as it celebrates the unique bond of female friendship through the years.

BWW Review: THE DAZZLE at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

Backyard Renaissance offers multiple theatre offering for your weekend enjoyment with THE DAZZLE and TARRYTOWN

BWW Interview: Anthony Methvin of THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Diversionary Theatre

An interview with THE SANTALAND DIARIES director Anthony Methvin about the show, holiday magic, and why this show is still going strong after all of these years.

BWW Interview: Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company's Francis Gercke Talks WRITTEN IN STONE At WOW Festival

For the Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, participating in this years Without Wall's Festival by La Jolla Playhouse, was an easy decision. Artistic Director Francis Gercke had a moment to chat about the how they became a part of the festival and also what to expect during this arts packed weekend in Liberty Station.

Diversionary Announces 34th Season

Diversionary has announced its 2019-2020 line up. It is Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow's fifth full season of programming. He has this to say about the season: 

Cast And Creative Team Announced For Diversionary's San Diego Premiere SIGNIFICANT OTHER

As Jordan Berman pounds the New York City pavement searching for Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. As singles' nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan must face his own capacity to love and be loved. This hilarious and heart-wrenching Broadway comedy dives into the trenches of urban single life and the aspirational gay wedding, reminding us that you can't hurry love-no matter how much you wish you could.


It may seem like every news cycle brings more stress so the Cygnet Theatre in Old town invites you to 'Look on the bright side of life' with their wonderfully silly MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, playing through August 12th.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2018 Resident Theatre: Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company

La Jolla Playhouse is proud to announce Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company as its 2018/2019 Resident Theatre.


Billed as 'lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail', SPAMALOT kicks off Cygnet Theatre's sixteenth season. With book and lyrics by Monty Python actor Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, directed by Sean Murray with musical direction by Terry O'Donnell and choreography by Katie Banville, the production runs June 27 through August 5. Opening Night for media is June 30.

BWW Review: BACHELORETTE is Girls Gone Wild

BACHELORETTE is a party you are invited to through April 1st. Presented by Backyard Renaissance and playing at the Diversionary Black Box Theatre, go to for show time and ticket information

BWW Review: TARRYTOWN at the Diversionary Black Box Theatre

TARRYTOWN, a world premier musical shows that you never know what will cause you to lose your head, in this clever and entertaining musical about love, friendship, and relationships. Presented by the Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company is playing through Sunday, December 17th at the Diversionary Black Box Theatre.

Diversionary Theatre's BOYS & GIRLS Opens Tomorrow

Diversionary Theatre's production of 'Boys and Girls' written by Tom Donaghy opens on March 1st, 2014. Shana Wride Directs.

Diversionary Theatre's BIRDS OF A FEATHER Offers Free Tickets for Students and Educators

Diversionary Theatre offers free tickets to student and educators to a special matinee of BIRDS OF A FEATHER!

Diversionary Theatre Set for HARMONY, KANSAS, PIPPIN, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HEDDA GABBLER & More for 2012-13 Season

Diversionary Theatre announced the company's 2012-2013 productions and presentations at an event this past Saturday. The season will include the previously announced world-premiere of Harmony, Kansas, a new musical; an imaginative staging of Pippin; the first full-scale production of the new play, when last we flew; a comedy about family, Birds of a Feather; and, the hilarious farce, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler.

Photo Coverage: 'Walmartopia' Celebrates CD & 100th Show

On Tuesday, December 4, the cast Off-Broadway's Walmartopia celebrated the release of the new musical's cast recording and the show's 100th performance!

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